Wildlife, fish, and declared pest animals - additional permits and requirements

The use and keeping of animals in Victoria is overseen by a number of government agencies.

If animals are used for scientific procedures or bred as specified animals, there can be additional requirements to those that are covered in this section of our website.

Wildlife research permits

Wildlife research permits are required for the use of wildlife for research or teaching.

Visit flora and fauna research permits or contact customer.service@delwp.vic.gov.au or the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

Fisheries permits and authorisations

A permit and or other authorisation under the Fisheries Act 1995 may be required when fish are used in Victoria for the purpose of research.

For more information contact the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

Pest animal permits

Pest animal research or education permits are required for the keeping of a declared pest animal species.

Visit our Pest animal permits section or contact the Pest Animal Permit Administrator on pest.animal@ecodev.vic.gov.au or the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

Page last updated: 01 Jul 2021